In Janine Niepce’s opinion, and our own, Elliott Erwitt belongs to a very rare category of photographers, those who make us laugh.
The son of Russian immigrants, Elliott Erwitt was born in 1928 in Paris. He joined Magnum Photos in New York in the fifties. For over 50 years, his reports and illustrations have appeared in publications all over the world. And today, he continues to produce images with the same originality and finesse.
For the 2011 greetings card, Elliott Erwitt cast his sensitive eye on Château Lafite Rothschild. The eye of a master, who likes to describe himself as an “amateur”, in the literal sense of one who loves.